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Super Rugby Pacific pre-season fixtures

After a huge 2023 season, all 12 Super Rugby Pacific sides are preparing for another big 2024. With the competition kicking off on Friday 23 February, teams will prepare with offi-cial preseason fixtures kicking off as early as Feb. 3.

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'We're not a great team,' concedes MacDonald

All Blacks-bound coach Leon MacDonald admitted the Auckland Blues were no match for the Canterbury Crusaders after seeing his side handed a 52-15 Super Rugby Pacific semi-final thrashing in Christchurch on Friday.

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How a wayward sprig almost ended Barrett's World Cup campaign

Beauden Barrett is thanking his lucky stars as he prepares to return against the Waratahs on Friday night, while Eddie Jones has talked up the "standout Australian player" from Super Rugby Pacific who reminds him of Butch James.

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Telea scores four as Blues edge Hurricanes (01:30)
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Super Rugby Pacific integrity issues slapping punters in the face

Two weeks out from the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs and interest should, in theory at least, ratchet up several notches from here. But the competition, and its stewards, are playing supporters for fools -- Liam Napier writes.

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Barrett limps off but Reds cop dose of Blues

Beauden Barrett spun a web around the Queensland Reds before limping off as the Blues inflicted a 45-26 win in Brad Thorn's last game as coach at Suncorp Stadium.


Blues captain Papali'i suspended for three weeks

The Blues will be without captain Dalton Papali'I for the remainder of the regular season after he copped a three week ban for his high tackle on Crusaders' Richie Mo'unga on Saturday night.

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Crusaders silence Blues in low-scoring affair (01:30)
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Crusaders edge Blues, move to third

The Crusaders have scored a single try in each half to beat the Blues 15-3 in an edgy, pivotal match in Super Rugby Pacific.

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Was RTS ever given a World Cup chance at inside centre?

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's Rugby World Cup hopes are fast slipping away. With a log jam of talent ahead of him the question must be asked whether he ever had a chance and if his skills were allowed to truly flourish when he was placed at inside centre.

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Friday Five: McLennan eyes world domination, Folau returns

In stories you may have missed this week, Hamish McLennan considers a role with World Rugby, the idea of a Super Rugby draft is kicked around and Israel Folau is set to return to Twickenham.

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Rugby Friday Five: McLennan sends another message NRL's way

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan couldn't help but send another barb NRL's way after announcing the code's $8.2 million surplus, while Scott Robertson said he's open to overseas selection when he takes over as All Blacks coach.

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Super Rugby Pacific: Quarterfinal teams, verdicts, odds

Just eight teams remain in Super Rugby Pacific as we arrive at quarterfinal week, where all but one game looks like a one-way traffic. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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Super Rugby Pacific: R15 teams, verdicts, odds

It's finally here, the final round of the Super Rugby Pacific season and there's still plenty on the line as we begin to prepare for the finals series. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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Super Rugby Pacific: R14 teams, verdicts, odds

The race for the finals is heating up with plenty of teams jostling for a position in the top 8. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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Super Rugby Pacific: Rd 10 teams, verdicts, odds

After three bye weekends we're finally back to a full slate of match-ups in Round 10 as the fight for a top eight spot truly begins. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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Blues untroubled by Waratahs in 34-point drubbing (01:30)

2023 Top ScorersSuper Rugby Pacific

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2023 RankingsSuper Rugby Pacific

  • BLUES5th
    Tries Scored 1st Hurricanes : 70 Tries Scored
  • BLUES3rd
    Points Difference 1st Chiefs : 226 Points Difference